Facebook consisted of reactionary Breitbart News in its new ‘high quality’ news tab

Facebook rolled out a new “high quality” news tab on its mobile app, starting with some US users on Friday.Among major publications like The New York Times and The Washington Post, along with regional newspapers like the Dallas Morning News and the Chicago Tribune, Facebook selected Breitbart News to be one of around 200 outlets…

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Facebook exposes early results from its subscription-focused local news accelerator

It’s been more than a year since Facebook announced that it would be funding a Local News Subscriptions Accelerator. Now the company is sharing some of the ways in which the program has led to new initiatives at different publishers. The accelerator’s executive director is Tim Griggs (a former executive at The Texas Tribune and…

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Facebook States Natural News Got Prohibited For Spam, Not For Spreading Out Health Misinformation and Hate

Screenshot: Natural News/BrighteonNatural News was banned by Facebook over the weekend, causing founder Mike Adams to call for President Donald Trump to use military action against the tech companies. But we didn’t actually know what moved Facebook to finally ban the website. Facebook now says it banned Natural News for spam.“We removed this Page for…

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Facebook Suspends Natural News, Creator Calls For President Trump to Utilize Military Against Tech Giants

Facebook has suspended Natural News from posting on the social media platform where it has amassed almost 3 million followers. Natural News, which pushes wild conspiracy theories and once published an injectable DIY homeopathic “vaccine” for Ebola, had already been banned from Twitter and YouTube. The site was also blacklisted by Google in 2017.The Daily…

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Facebook still a great place to amplify pre-election junk news, EU research study finds

A study carried out by academics at Oxford University to investigate how junk news is being shared on social media in Europe ahead of regional elections this month has found individual stories shared on Facebook’s platform can still hugely outperform the most important and professionally produced news stories, drawing as much as 4x the volume…

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The Most Recent Facebook News Feed Rumor Is So Dumb I Pray It holds true

Conference workers speak in front of a demo booth at Facebook’s annual F8 developer conference.Photo: APCompared to other apps, Facebook can seem downright antiquated. One blogger described it recently as “a dopey website that sucks to use and look at.” Facebook seems to be aware of this problem, and is now reportedly testing an interface…

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Facebook F8 2019: What to Anticipate After Facebook’s Really Bad Year

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty ImagesOn Tuesday, April 30, Facebook will kick off F8, its two-day annual developers conference. The company’s executives will take the stage to detail their latest virtual reality ambitions and blockchain adventures and News Feed tweaks. But before we talk about what to expect, let’s take a moment to reflect on what should…

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Facebook Exposed Data Again, however This Viral Feline Can Conserve Lives

Lauren Joseph; Getty ImagesTech news you can use, in two minutes or less:Facebook exposed your personal data … again.Researchers discovered that data from hundreds of millions of Facebook users was left unprotected once again, this time on Amazon’s servers. The information exposed was stuff like names, passwords, comments, interests, and likes. The tl;dr: Facebook doesn’t…

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